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WHO rejects accusation of inadequate Ebola vaccine in Congo

The Ebola vaccination campaign in Congo is neither insufficient nor does it suffer from shipping delays, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday.

Research shows nearly 800,000 Nigerian children below five years died in 2017

A research published in ‘Nature’, a journal and conducted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the College of Medicine, University of Washington, has shown that, at least, 789,037 children below the age of five died in Nigeria in 2017.

Katsina government to immunise seven million residents against yellow fever

Katsina State Government says it is targeting seven million people in the ongoing vaccination against Yellow Fever holding across the state.

Death toll from Bauchi yellow fever outbreak rises to 16

The death toll in the Yellow Fever outbreak in Bauchi State has increased to 16 out of the 20 people confirmed to be infected following the rejection of vaccination by some citizens.

Kenya introduces malaria vaccine

Kenya on Friday introduced the world’s first malaria vaccine, joining Ghana and Malawi to roll out the landmark vaccine for the disease that continues to affect millions in Africa.
In response to the discovery of environmental Polio Virus strains in Lagos State, the Lagos State Government will embark on House to House polio Immunisation for all children aged 0-five years, irrespective of the previous immunisation status.

Lagos uncovers plot to disrupt ongoing polio vaccination

The Lagos State Government says it has uncovered plot by a non-governmental organisation (NGO) by administering harmful vaccines to children to disrupt the ongoing Polio vaccination in the state.
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Disease outbreak: UNICEF to inaugurate global campaign on vaccines safety

In view of growing outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says it will inaugurate a new global campaign from April 24 to 30.
NAFDAC Boss, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye and WAHO Director of Public Health, Dr Carlos Brito, addressing journalists in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday.

NAFDAC raises alert on fake meningitis vaccines

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted the Nigerians, especially health care providers, on the circulation of fake meningitis vaccines circulating in the Niger Republic.

NAFDAC arrest chemist over fake tetanus vaccines

Officials of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) have arrested one Goodluck Nwadike in Kano for storing falsified and substandard Tetanus Vaccines.
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WHO warns of ‘backsliding’ in measles fight as cases soar

The World Health Organization warned Thursday that efforts to halt the spread of measles were “backsliding”, with case numbers worldwide surging around 50 per cent last year.

Uganda frees BBC journalists detained over drugs investigation

Ugandan police released three journalists on Friday who were working for the British Broadcasting Corporation, after detaining them overnight on suspicion of illegally possessing government prescription drugs.

Official: Mobile cancer center screens 10,000 Nigerians in 1 year

A mobile cancer centre, PinkCruise, has screened and treated no fewer than 10,000 people in Nigeria since its inception in 2018.
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Niger budgets N19 million on vaccination of livestock, pets in 2019

The Niger Government says it will spend N19 million on free vaccination of livestock and pets to prevent, control the spread and transmission of diseases among them.

NCDC: Federal government working to control Lassa fever

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), said that the Federal Government would intensify efforts to control Lassa Fever in the country.

Nigeria set to host international Lassa fever conference

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is set to host the first-ever international Lassa fever conference in Nigeria.

GSK, Pfizer to merge consumer healthcare units

Pharmaceutical giants GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer on Wednesday announced a merger of their consumer healthcare units that produce over-the-counter medicines.

WHO: Measles cases rise 30 per cent worldwide

Measles cases worldwide jumped more than 30 per cent last year compared to 2016, with increases recorded in wealthy European countries like Germany where vaccination coverage has historically been high, the UN said Thursday.

Edo NMA confirms yellow fever in three local councils

The Edo State chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has confirmed the spread of Yellow fever in Uhunmwode, Esan West and Esan Central local government areas.

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